Conscious Discipline is a philosophy for social-emotional learning, discipline and self-regulation in the classroom and at home.
It utilizes everyday events as opportunities for teaching and learning, and addresses the adult's emotional intelligence as well as the child's. Conscious Discipline empowers adults to consciously respond to daily conflict, transforming it into an opportunity to teach critical life skills to children. With Conscious Discipline teachers, students and the entire school culture becomes a safe haven of cooperation, constructive problem solving and academic success.
THE SCHOOL FAMILY
School climate impacts all achievement. The culture of a school can foster bullying, blame and cliques, or it can build cooperation, willingness and responsibility. The School Family builds connections between families and schools, teachers and teachers, teachers and students, and students and students to ensure the optimal development of all.
Without willingness, each interaction becomes a power struggle instead of a learning opportunity. We bring all children to a place of willingness through a sense of belonging.
Connection with others is the construct that wires the brain for impulse control. Disconnected children are disruptive and prone to aggressive or bullying behaviors. External reward/punishment systems cannot improve a child's ability to self-regulate because they are not designed to teach new skills. The School Family uses connection to encourage impulse control while teaching self-regulation skills in context.
Our system is sensitive to stress and becomes engaged with positive emotions. We reduce stress while creating an atmosphere of caring, encouragement and meaningful contributions. These components are essential for children to develop and apply sustained attention.